Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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'House of Lords Journal Volume 7: 16 April 1645', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 321-323. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol7/pp321-323 [accessed 4 March 2024]
DIE Mercurii, 16 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Smyth.
Ds. Grey, Speaker.
Waddingham's Petition for an Indemnification for Hebrew Farm, destroyed in fortifying the City.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Waddingham; That he hired Thirty Acres of Pasture, at Hebrew Farme; but, by reason of a Sluice made for a Safeguard of the City of London, great Part of the said Ground was drowned; and Two Courts of Guard built near the said Ground, the City Forces pulled up his Fences, and great Part of the Houses, to his great Damage and Ruin."
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition is hereby specially recommended to the Militia for the City of London, to give the Petitioner Relief herein.
Turner versus Wilgric.
Ordered, That the Cause between Turner and Wilgric shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, at this Bar, this Day Month; and the Parties to have Notice of it.
Ordinance for Mr. Goodwin to be Minister of Watford, and Dr. Burges to be Lecturer of St. Paul's.
Next, the Ordinance was read Twice, concerning Mr. Phillip Goodwin to be made Minister of Watford; and to settle Dr. Burges to be Lecturer at Paules, London; and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Dr. Heath return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of Commons:
That, concerning that Part of it for the Government of the King's Children, they will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their (fn. 1) own; and they agree that Public Thanks be given, for the good Success of the Scottish Forces in Scotland; and they have appointed a Committee, to join with the Committee of Lords, to go to the Scotts Commissioners, to congratulate with them.
Sir R. Stone's Ordinance.
Next, the Ordinance for taking off Sir Ric'd Stone's Sequestration, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Also the Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of John Clerke, Alderman of Coventry, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Mr. Vynes to be Minister of Watton.
Ordered, That Mr. Vynes is recommended to Sir John Butler, to be presented by him to be Minister of Watton, in the County of Hertford.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Wentworth;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Ordinances:
1. An Ordinance for settling the managing of the Navy in Commissioners.
and for Sir T. Fairfax to be Governor of Hull.
2. To desire Concurrence, that Sir Thomas Fairefax be nominated and approved of, to be Governor of Kingston upon Hull.
3. An Ordinance for Three Thousand Pounds to be charged upon the Excise, for the Forces under Colonel Lawherne. (Here enter it.)
4. An Ordinance for Two Thousand Pounds, to be for Abingdon, out of the Excise. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance concerning Martial Law, which was sent down to the House of Commons from this House; which they have Agreed to, with some Alterations, in which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Ordered, To be taken into Consideration by the Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now brought up, excepting to the Ordinances concerning the Navy and Martial (fn. 1) Law; touching which, their Lordships will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ogle's Order revoked.
Ordered, That the Order concerning Ogle, and the Bond of One Thousand Pounds entered into by Mr. Gardiner for his going beyond the Seas, is hereby revoked and made void; and the Bond to be delivered up to the said Gardner.
"An Ordinance for the Discharge of the Delinquency of Sir Richard Stone.
Ordinance to clear Sir Ric'd Stone of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Sir Richard Stone hath been fined at Fifteen Hundred Pounds for his Delinquency, to pay the same, by Way of Composition, to the Use of the State, and, in Pursuance of the said Composition, hath paid the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, and given Security for the Payment of the other Five Hundred Pounds, to the Contentment and Satisfaction of the Committee intrusted for that Service: It is this Day Ordered, Ordained, and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sequestration of the said Sir Richard Stone's Estate shall be, and is hereby, taken off, and discharged, from the 18th Day of March last; and all Committees, and other Officers whatsoever employed by the Parliament, are to take Notice hereof, and yield a ready Obedience hereunto accordingly; and, upon the presenting of this Ordinance to the several Committees, he be forthwith restored to the Possession of all his Houses and Lands sequestered."
"An Ordinance for Discharge of the Delinquency of John Clarke, Alderman of the City of Coventry.
Ordinance to clear Mr. Clark of his Delinquency.
"Whereas John Clarke hath been fined at Three Hundred Pounds for his Delinquency, to pay the same, by Way of Composition, to the Use of the State; and, in Pursuance of the said Composition, hath paid the same to the Committee intrusted for that Service: It is this Day Ordered, Ordained, and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sequestration of the said John Clarke's Estate shall be, and is hereby, taken off, and discharged, from the Eighteenth Day of March, and he discharged from his Delinquency; and all Committees, and other Officers whatsoever employed by and for the Parliament, are to take Notice hereof, and yield a ready Obedience hereunto accordingly; and, upon the presenting of this Ordinance to the several Committees, he is to be forthwith restored to the Possession of all his Estate now under Sequestration, with free Liberty to use his Trade and Calling."
Ordinance for 3000l. for Gen. Langhorn's Forces.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking into Consideration that a timely Provision be made for Relief of Major General Langborne's Forces, do Ordain, That Three Thousand Pounds formerly assigned, by Order of the 24th of March last, to that Use and Purpose, be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise; and that the Commissioners of Excise do make Payment thereof out of the said Receipts, in such Course and Time when as other Assignments already made on that Office shall be first satisfied, unto Charles Floyd Merchant Adventurer, or Arthur Owen Esquire, for the Use aforesaid; whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Three Thousand Pounds to the said Commissioners in that Behalf."
Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise to re-pay themselves 2000l. advanced for the Garrison of Abingdon.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, for and towards the Relief of the Garrison at Abington, under the Command of Major General Browne: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise, their Executors and Assigns, shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves the said Two Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall happen when other Payments already assigned upon the Office of Excise shall not happen to fall due, or, for Want of such Intervals, then as the same shall follow in Course; and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be secluded from reimbursing themselves accordingly; and that the said Commissioners shall pay the said Two Thousand Pounds unto Walter Frost Esquire, Secretary to the Committee of both Kingdoms, whose Receipt shall be their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf."
States Ambassadors Pass.
Ordered, That The States Ambassadors, their Retinue and Servants, with their Baggage, Provisions, and Goods whatsoever, shall pass from London, by Water or Land, to any Place or Sea-port of this Kingdom severally or together, may be transported for Holland, Custom and all Impositions free; and that without any Search, Lett, or Molestation whatsoever.
Lady Grandison, Leave to go to France.
Ordered, That the Lady Grandison shall have Leave to go into France.
House adjourned till 9a cras.